Dedicated To Delivering Value
Protecting a home, savings and another significant property is an important goal for many families in Seattle. This is especially true when passing property to loved ones in the future. However, the laws that govern property and other estate matters are not straightforward.
The Law Office of Kristina C. Udall, PLLC, focuses solely on making estate law easier for its clients in King County. Whether for estate planning or probate, attorney Kristina C. Udall uses her background and experience to enrich her clients’ strategies.
Continuous Development Of Legal Knowledge
The law is always changing, especially state and federal tax codes. Kristina is committed to bringing her clients the most up-to-date information possible. She applies her knowledge when working with individuals in all stages of their lives – from young couples planning for children to older adults who want to preserve wealth.
She stays active in the legal community, including in organizations such as:
- Washington State Bar Association
- Estate Planning Council of Seattle
- Washington Women in Tax
- The University of Washington Estate Planning Advisory Committee, of which she has been both a member and a past chair
Her engagement in the legal sphere has garnered respect among her peers. She has been selected for inclusion in Washington State Super Lawyers from 2003 to 2021, which speaks to her thorough approach and strong reputation.
Keen Insight Into Tax Issues
Lifetime gift tax, estate tax, inheritance tax and other taxes can significantly affect the value of assets. Therefore, a major feature of Kristina’s estate law practice involves tax advice for complex situations. To preserve the maximum value of an estate, she evaluates multiple avenues for asset protection and asset transfers.
Her unique experience with tax issues in both estate planning and estate administration allows clients to fully plan ahead. Tax matters can be related to a range of factors, such as divorce, real estate, business interests, generation-skipping trusts and more. She has developed a successful case record of protecting key assets in these situations.